Walking on the Ice Increased Risk – Thunder Bay Fire Rescue

Thunder Bay Fire Rescue

December cold weather has ice forming in the Lake Superior / Thunder Bay region
Cold weather has ice forming in the Lake Superior / Thunder Bay region

THUNDER BAY – Warm weather and rain are making the ice levels on rivers, creeks and waterways around Thunder Bay far less safe.

Thunder Bay Fire Rescue reports that on 23 November 2018 at 2:00 PM an alarm was received for people on the McIntyre River near Fort William Road.

Two pumpers responded carrying 9 firefighters. The area was searched with no one found on the ice. Police also responded to the area and was able to make contact with the people involved in crossing the river on the ice. With the individuals safe and being interviewed by Police, the firefighters returned to their respective stations.

Thunder Bay residents are reminded that the ice in and around the city is not very thick yet and being on the ice within the city limits is not allowed by the Harbor Master.